Saving tips

Financial life (only!) in Ireland can be pretty hard especially for internationals.  You suddenly have to pay for a lot of essentials and there is still so much to do and so much to see. One simply doesn’t wanna stay home while there are new people to be met and new funny things to be…

The Redness of the Spring

Baoyan writes about Chinese Spring Festival and what it is like to celebrate New Years in her new home at the University of Limerick.  Can you feel the warmth of spring in Limerick? Daffodils are blossoming and sun is coming out from the gloomy clouds. It is February now. Time for Chinese Spring Festival, last…

Alternative Eats: Limerick

Lindsay Nygren is a PhD student at University of Limerick. Check out her survival guide to eating out in Limerick City with dietary restrictions!  I’ve been in Ireland long enough now to know that sometimes it can be hard to find places to eat a decent meal, or even buying groceries, if you have certain dietary…

The Old Fire Station: Limerick’s Newest Vegan Friendly Café

Foodies of Limerick – check out this review of the brand new Limerick vegetarian/vegan restaurant by UL international student, Angie Wiesgal! Check out her Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to Limerick while you’re at it.  The wait is finally over! A new vegetarian restaurant is here in Limerick. It’s called The Old Fire Station and it…

September Favourites: Limerick City Food & Drink

Erasmus student at the University of Limerick, Aleksandra, gives us her favourite food products in this September edition of her Limerick Favourites series! 1. Peanut Butter Perfection ~ Milk Market You should really try this one! In an era of peanut butter that almost doesn’t taste like peanuts and is mostly palm oil, it is…

A Vegetarian and Vegan Survival Guide to Limerick

Angie Weisgal is an International Student Ambassador for the University of Limerick. She is from the US and is here pursuing her MA in Journalism. Follow our blog for more student driven content about UL and Limerick.  Before coming to Limerick, my friend/pen pal (now my boyfriend of 2 years), told me that finding vegetarian food…

Limerick Limerick Food Series: La Cucina

 International Students on food in Limerick       By Lindsay Nygren and Xiaoyu Lin, University of Limerick International Student Ambassadors Many of our international students miss their home foods when they study here, so do we. In our spare time, we will walk through Limerick city or even the whole Ireland to seek out local…

The Limerick Student Shopping Saver Guide

By Bárbara Campos, UL Student Ambassador BOOKS AND CINEMA Odeon Cinema, Castletroy, Limerick – Buy second hand books. You can ask in the UL Students’ Union if they have the text that you are looking for, it will be cheaper than the bookstore for sure. At the end of the semester you can hand the book…

Limerick Culture Series – Milk Market

I reached Limerick City Center on a Saturday. Walking to my pre-booked house, I saw a lot of people walking in and out through a street near the bus station. Since the baggage was really heavy, the visit to the market was out of question. Later that day, after a good sleep it was time for me to go and quench my curiosity. It was not too far from the place I stay. Being new, I took some time to understand the route. The sign boards were really helping and I realized that many of the roads were parallel to the main area. After some time I found the bus station and the opposite path led to the Milk Market. It is a funny name and I wondered if that is where the Irish people sell milk!

Tea-rrific Times and Travels!

By Lindsay Nygren, University of Limerick International Student Ambassador With the start of the school year and being in a new country, checking out the clubs and societies on campus was a ‘must’ on my to-do list. I had already decided I was going to join some of the clubs here at UL, but the verdict…